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Lake Williams just passed the century mark; York Water Co. coming up on 200th

One might think those two beautiful water supply lakes south of York, Pa., were built at the same time. But Lake Williams, seen here in a postcard view, went up in 1913, and Lake Redman, 1967. Both came in response to droughts. Many York countians remember the drought that brought Lake Redman. It also brought in a self-proclaimed rainmaker, but construction of the Redman dam proved more reliable. A history on the York Water Company’s website comments on Lake Williams, built after the normal flow of two branches of the Codorus Creek needed help in the face of dry weather: ‘On January 7, 1913 the dam was completed. By February 4, 1913 the new dam was full and overflowing. The lake was later named Lake Williams in honor of the Company’s General Manager.’ So Lake Williams just passed its 100th anniversary.

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How 2016 can serve as coming-together moment for York, Pa. If it would just come together.

The Elk rockery stood tall in York, Pa.’s, Penn Park until about 25 years ago when vandalism spelled the end of this monument. The park, York’s oldest, will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2016.

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Check out this gallery of York County’s beautiful stained-glass windows

This stained-glass window gives natural light in the sanctuary of York, Pa.’s, old Zion Lutheran Church building, closed since the mid-1990s. Other stained-glass panels that were installed in the new church in Manchester Township in 1995. This photograph is part of series of 18 stained glass windows in York County in ydr.com’s Media Center.

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Still on the trail of Rebecca at the Well and other fountains around York, Pa.

Yorktownsquare.com covers fountains in York City, including a renewed request to discover the location of Rebecca at the Well.

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Black Widow shoots old Alcazar Ballroom into the news: Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 27, 2012

A packed crowd at Cobblestone’s watched Pro billiards player Jeanette Lee’s game as part of the American Poolplayers Association’s Black Widow Tour. The evening was hardly historical, but it gives us a chance to spotlight the interior of the old … Continue reading

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Can you identify this, well, thing? Linked in with neat history stuff, Jan. 11, 2012

At York Town Square, we sometimes try to keep you guessing. At least for a moment.This is an artifact of York County history. What is it and where can it be found today? (See answer below.) Also of interest: ‘Now, … Continue reading

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Check out these facts, photographs about York Water Company’s ornate building

York Water Co. invites folks to walk into their East Market Street building and admire the ceiling. A York, Pa., Sunday News story about the water company and its buildings reported that the paintings pay homage to water as the … Continue reading

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